Trickett posts fastest post-retirement 100 free, feels less like a fraud


Libby Trickett managed a time of 54.87 seconds in the heats of the 100 meter freestyle at the New South Wales Championships today, almost a second better than her previous post-retirement best. Via Reuters.

“It was quite bizarre really, I really didn’t expect that time,” the 27-year-old told reporters. “Almost 12 months ago I was going 1.02 in the summer series. Compared to that it’s awesome.

“The fact that I’ve put together a sub-55 swim, that’s competitive,” she added, barely pausing for breath. “And for me, I just feel like less of a fraud.

Happy Libby

Image courtesy of Michiel Jelijs, CC BY 2.0


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  1. In Danish news today, world champ Jeanette Ottesen comments that “One more or less in the 100 meter freestyle makes no difference. There are about 8-10 girls who can win, and I’m not afraid of her being back, only more hungry”.

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